Stephen Harper led Canada safely though the 2008-2009 financial crisis. He cut taxes, the Canadian dollar reached parity with the U.S. dollar, and the economy boomed with high commodity prices.
Now the price of oil is in the tank and there’s no Keystone pipeline to ship it anyway. On Monday Canadian voters decided they’ve had enough of Harper after nine years as prime minister. They dumped him for Justin Trudeau.
The ruling dynasty lives.